BJP leader and Union Minister Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary is the current member of Parliament from Banaskantha Lok Sabha Constituency of Gujarat. In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Haribhai Parthibhaihad defeated Congress' Joitabhai Kasnabhai Patel with a margin of 202,334 votes. Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) had fielded Parsotamgiri Turantgiri Mahant from the seat and had won 11,175 votes.
Haribhai had also won the seat in the 2013 by-election by defeating Congress candidate Krishnaben Mukeshkumar Gadhvi.
This year, BJP dropped Haribhai Chaudhary from Banaskantha and fielded Parbatbhai Patel whereas Congress named Parthibhai Galbabhai Bhatol as its candidate.
Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Banaskantha Lok Sabha constituency of Gujarat.
|1||TEJABHAI NETHIBHAI RABARI||Bahujan Samaj Party|
|2||PARTHIBHAI GALBABHAI BHATOL||Indian National Congress|
|3||PARBATBHAI SAVABHAI PATEL||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|4||THAKOR MELAJI MADARSINH||Garvi Gujarat Party|
|5||CHARAMTA BHARATKUMAR KHEMABHAI||Independent|
|6||DR. CHANDRA BEN||Independent|
|7||JAGDISHJI PARTHIJI DHARANI||Independent|
|8||THAKOR SWARUPJI SARDARJI||Independent|
|9||PARBATBHAI SAVABHAI PATEL||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|10||DESAI ISHVARBHAI MAHADEVBHAI||Independent|
|11||PARBATBHAI SAVABHAI PATEL||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|12||PADHIYAR BHARATKUMAR ISHVARLAL||Independent|
|13||PARBATBHAI SAVABHAI PATEL||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|14||PARMAR CHHAGANCHANDRARAJ DHANABHAI||Independent|
|15||PARSANI IBRAHIMBHAI PIRABHAI||Independent|
|16||PUROHIT SHYAMABEN NARANBHAI||Independent|
|18||PARTHIBHAI GALBABHAI BHATOL||Indian National Congress|
|19||PARTHIBHAI GALBABHAI BHATOL||Indian National Congress|
The Banaskantha Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 2) has a total of 1,296,871 electorates out of which 627,536 are females and 669,335 are males according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports.
The Lok Sabha election here will be held in a single phase on April 23. The BJP had won all the 26 seats in 2014 Lok Sabha election in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP party chief Amit Shah.
Presently, Banaskantha Lok Sabha constituency comprises seven legislative assembly segments. These are — Vav, Tharad, Dhanera, Danta, Palanpur, Deesa, Deodar.
Banaskantha district is famous for the Ambaji temple which draw many tourists. As of 2011, 13.27% of Banaskantha's population is urban and 86.70% is rural.